DCEFF 365: Free Environmental Films

Bluebird Man + Kokota: Islet of Hope

Expired May 16, 2022 3:45 AM
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Includes a new conversation with Bluebird Man filmmaker Matthew Podolsky and featured subject Al Larson.

Total program length: 85 minutes

Mbarouk Mussa Omar is from a small East African Island called Pemba. Nearly ten years ago he visited a tiny neighboring islet called Kokota and was shocked by what he saw. Kokota was teetering towards collapse, and Mbarouk knew climate change and deforestation were the culprits. He desperately wanted to help Kokota, but what could one poor man from Pemba possibly do? Kokota: The Islet of Hope tells the story of Mbarouk’s quest to help Kokota. This short introduces viewers to resilient people living on the front lines of climate change and tells the story of how these unlikely heroes have managed to innovatively adapt to a warming climate and reforest their island. This inspirational film promises to leave audiences around the world believing that simple solutions really can have huge impacts.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    29 minutes
  • Country
    Canada, Tanzania
  • Director
    Craig Norris